Victor has come into WARS after being picked up as a stray and sadly never claimed. He has clearly been around the block in the past and we are currently awaiting to find out results of an FIV/Felv blood test
He can be a shy boy at first and does need a little time to get to know new people and trust them. We have found Dreamies certainly help with these, suddenly he will be your best friend for a few Dreamies and becomes a bit of a flirt. Once he begins to know you he will accept fuss but on his own terms, he will walk away to tell you that he has had enough.
He is not afraid to make demands on you if you do not give him food or his beloved Dreamies quick enough, he will start to squawk at you asking for more please.
We feel Victor would be better off as an only pet in the home and with an adult-only family or with children over 14 years of age. His new family will need to be patient with him and allow him time to settle and get to know his new environment and human family. We also recommend a supply of Dreamies kept in the cupboard and, even though he will demand them, we think he best be rationed, we don’t want him getting a tummy on him.
It is important to give your cat time and space to settle in to their new home. Do not flood your new cat with too many experiences too soon. It is very tempting to show off your new addition to family and friends, but try to resist as much as you can. It is better to take things quietly and slowly – let them learn and get used to their new home environment first, building up trust levels and confidence. Make sure you provide safe places for them to hide, along with litter trays and scratch posts. Most importantly, your new addition will need to know where their litter tray, food and water are.
Have toys available to play with so once settled they can exhibit natural behaviours. Play time, along with grooming can help develop the bond between you and your new addition. Ensure you keep your cats indoors for a number of weeks before letting them out, allowing them time to settle and understand this is their new home.
We do advise that you do keep your cats up to date with flea and worm treatments, along with their yearly booster. Don’t forget to update the chip if you move.